May 15, 2017. No comments.
May Madness. Isn’t it? However, I am not going to bring politics into this blog… This is about the musical mayhem that transpired last year whilst producing the song for May... and how it all fell together just beautifully in the end. The lyrics draw on the folk traditions and the rituals around Beltane… and yes, I did see a stag on the side of the road to Skye once in the month of May. It was also in May when I took the bonny boat (ferry) to Skye during a tour with Mike Cosgrave. I am very lucky to have Mike’s skills, musicality, and dry sense of humour accompanying me on stage. As well as his own instrumental duo, he also plays with the lovely Jackie Oates who came to see us perform recently at Oxford Folk Weekend, complete with dancing baby. It was May, too, when I survived Shetland Folk Festival at the end of [read on]